Date: Mon, 30 Jan 1995 23:42:38 -0500 From: BARBARA HILL HUDSON Subject: Re: Boston accent Re American Tongues. The young man was indeed Italian, and his accent was a source of embarrassment to his brothers and sisters (who also had South Boston accents). I use the film in my introduction to sociolinguistics class and the students always get a kick out of the way the young man justifies his use of some of the most highly stigmatized forms. BHhudson